A young woman came forward and the despair upon her face was palpable. She related through the translator that she experienced pain when having relations with her husband. She had been to doctors but they could not find anything wrong with her physically. As a result, her marriage was suffering.
At first I prayed for physical healing but she did not feel any release and looked even more despondent. I shared that we would continue to pray. I knew the Lord was moved by compassion for her.
As I asked the Lord for discernment and received understanding that her husband had defiled the marriage somehow and the Lord gave me wisdom to pray. As I prayed, her face transformed. She related through the translator that she felt something had been tugged out of her body. She knew she had been healed.
I was particularly grateful that the Lord had shown her that while she was feeling of little value in her marriage, He had great compassion for her and held her in high esteem. She mattered to Him. That might have been even more meaningful than the healing itself.
A middle aged man came forward and pointed to his shoulder. He pulled his shirt down to reveal the opposite shoulder which had a huge scar across it. It seemed he was telling me that he was in pain in the left shoulder and was facing a similar surgery as the right shoulder. I began to pray that the ligaments and tendons be strengthened to hold the shoulder in place in the socket. He must have understood because his face lit up and he held his hand straight up in front of him. I thought this meant that he was receiving a measure of healing and continued to pray. A translator appeared and he told me that he had not been able to lift his arm that high before. We encouraged him to try to lift it even higher. He shot him arm above his head and looked tremendously surprised. He laughed as he began to twirl his arm like a windmill around and around. I thought if he kept that up, we might have to pray for another healing but he was so excited he just kept spinning his arm around. I suspect the surgery will be canceled.